Grand Seiko - Grand Seiko 8 jours Rose GoldGrand Heritage SBGD202
Grand Seiko - Grand Seiko 8 jours Rose GoldGrand Heritage SBGD202

Grand Seiko 8 jours Rose GoldGrand Heritage SBGD202

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The Grand Seiko Watches Japan Grand Seiko SBGD202J Automatic Spring Drive Watch in Rose Gold

The limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch from Grand Seiko Watches Japan, featuring a rose gold rather than platinum or titanium case, black dial, hybrid mechanical – quartz movement offering an eight (8) day power reserve, is a spectacular addition to the Grand Seiko Watches ‘Heritage Collection’ of SBGD watches and other watch models such as the SBGA. The Grand Seiko Watches Japan ‘Heritage Collection’ of limited edition spring drive automatic movement watches has, of course, grown considerably in recent years, and this latest edition, in the form of the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch, focuses attention on the delights of a rose gold instead of a platinum or titanium case and the contrast that this offers when setting with a black dial face of incredible beauty. The limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch from Seiko Watches Japan showcases the incredible level of craftsmanship and technical prowess that Grand Seiko Watches Japan now offers, and every detail of the Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch, from the rose gold watch case and black dial, to the highly specialised hybrid mechanical – quartz movement, with its eight (8) day power reserve, confirms Seiko Watches Japan as being at the forefront of mechanical-quartz automatic spring drive movement watch manufacture.  

It may very well be the case that potential purchasers, from Geneva to the Netherlands in Europe, actually prefer the Rose Gold case and black dial combination of limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch, when compared to other platinum or titanium case watch models in the Grand Seiko Watches ‘Heritage Collection’ of SBGA and SBGD watches such as the SBGD201(J). Anyone wishing to purchase a limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch from Seiko Watches Japan also needs to be aware though, that if they live in Geneva in Switzerland, Germany or the Netherlands, they will have to put some effort into their search, as Grand Seiko Netherlands, as with other national European distributors of Grand Seiko Watch Japan limited edition Grand Seiko spring drive automatic movement watches are only able to supply the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch through Grand Seiko Watch Japan itself or perhaps an online supplier such as Harry Winston, although undoubtedly, free shipping would be available in this case. Potential purchasers will though, have no trouble finding images and commentary online of the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch, and that from Bert Buijsrogge from the Netherlands is particularly worth searching out. What neither Harry Winston or the photographs from Bert Buijsrogge are able to give the potential purchaser is the feeling of actually holding the Grand Seiko Watches Japan limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch in their hand, or of course, wearing it on their wrist.

The Grand Seiko Watches Japan ‘Heritage Collection’ of SBGA and SBGD watches, and the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch, in particular, join an impressive range of watch releases from Grand Seiko, including models such as the Eichi II and Credor Eichi spring drive minute repeater and Sonnerie chiming watches which firmly establish the Japanese brand as a luxury, high-end manufacturer.

The red gold case the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive movement watch is the second watch from Grand Seiko Watch Japan, after the platinum case  Grand Seiko 8 Day Power Reserve limited edition model, to use the incredible 8 Day Spring Drive 9R01 automatic spring drive calibre (or calibre to some), originally developed at the elite Grand Seiko Micro Artist Studio in Shiojiri, Nagano prefecture in central Japan. No surprise then, that the main plate of the 8 Day Spring Drive 9R01 automatic spring drive calibre (or calibre to some) has featured an outline of Mount Fuji and rubies and screws in blue to evoke the twinkling lights of Suwa, the town nestling below the Grand Seiko Watch Japan Micro Artist Studio itself. The 8 Day Spring Drive 9R01 automatic spring drive calibre (or calibre to some) fitted to the red gold case the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch is, as you would expect, an incredible achievement in spring drive automatic movements. The spring drive caliber fitted to the red gold case the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch provides a very practical 198 hours of power reserve, hence the 8 day power reserve title, and an accuracy via the hours, minutes and seconds hands of plus or minus 0.5 seconds per day, the reader can calculate for themselves the rate for day, seconds and month, but it is minimal. The 8-day power reserve indicator is mounted on the calibre movement bridge itself, instead of the dial, the former, as stated above, complete with a representation of Mount (Mt.) Fuji. The hour hand can be set independently of the minutes and seconds hands, a great trick when travelling internationally.

The rose or red gold case of 8-day power reserve red gold case limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch offers a welcome change from high-intensity titanium as a case material and contrasts beautifully with the black dial. The black watch dial, combining the Grand Seiko Zaratsu technique, painting and plating to achieve an incredibly deep black dial face that is then adorned with simply beautiful rose gold sparkles, and perfectly defined rose gold hour, minutes and seconds hands and rose gold hour markers, with high-intensity titanium type seconds indicators. The rose gold hours, minutes and seconds hands and rose gold indicators are perfectly visible through the red gold case the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch’s anti-reflective dial side case anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal watch front, mirrored to the watch back with a screw fitted anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal watch back. As previously stated, the 8 Day Power Reserve Indicator can be viewed from the back of the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch, and even with the sapphire crystal back the watch offers some 10 bar of water resistance.

The impact of the limited edition Grand Seiko SBGD202J automatic spring drive watch from Grand Seiko Watch Japan is completed with a crocodile leather watch strap, adorned with rose gold buckle and traditional Grand Seiko style three-fold clasp in rose gold rather than stainless steel, with push-button release to the side.

The ever-expanding but small range of high end watches from Grand Seiko Watch Japan, and models such as the Grand Seiko SBGA202, SGBA201, SGBD201 and SGBD202, following such incredible pieces as the Eichi II and Credor Eichi spring drive minute repeater and Sonnerie chiming watches offer not just an alternative to the watches from Geneva, Switzerland based manufactures, but something which surpasses most spring drive automatic watch production today, and free shipping only adds to their attractiveness.

 

 

 

Technical specifications

Reference: SBGD202
Case Material: 18k rose gold
Glass Material: Box-shaped sapphire
Glass Coating: Anti-reflective coating on an inner surface
Case size: Diameter 43mm × Thickness 13.2mm
Band Material: Crocodile leather
The perimeter of Band: 195mm
Clasp type: Three-fold clasp with push-button release
 
Movement
 
Calibre no.: 9R01   
Power reserve: Approx. 192 hours(8 days)
Accuracy: ±10 seconds per month
 
Water resistance: 10 bar
Magnetic resistance: Equipped
Weight : 150.0 g
Other details / Features :
・56 jewels
・Power reserve display
・Screw case back
・See-through case back
・Stop second-hand function
・Time difference adjustment function

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